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you might expect the intersection to open. to open. plus, federal investigators are continuing to gather evidence at the scene of this deadly warehouse fire in oakland. we will tell you about the work happening later today as investigators try to pinpoint the exact cause of this fire. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> welcome back to mornings on 2 this friday morning, december 9th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. we have to talk about the weather. >> yeah. >> steve, i ran outside a moment ago. it was not raining outside our door. >> but it will. >> it will. >> we get a little bit of a break today. by tonight and tomorrow, more rain moves in. there are breaks to the north. maybe a few sun breaks here today. but i would count on rain returning to the mix. if not by tonight, by saturday. there is some in there. it is hard to pick up. the radar beam doesn't do a
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good service here. you get the mist and drizzle and it keeps going and going. there is drier air moving in. a little bit of a break but fog underneath. wind advisory the big story for the sierra. it starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes to 1:00 a.m. it's been rain up there. there are signs of it being east and southeast. it will pick up tonight and tomorrow for sure. the stronger gusts over the higher elevations. 40s for a few. 50s and 60s. warmer in parts of the peninsula. but there is too much cloud cover streaming across. look how much continues to come up from the hawaiian islands.
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>> christien kafton joining us live from fourth and howard with new information. christian. >> reporter: yeah. sal, if you can imagine, this will impact traffic throughout the morning and day. you can see fourth and howard closed at this hour. heavy equipment being moved in. as we turn back around here, you can see what has developed in the last hour or so. that is a major depression in the middle of the intersection here at fourth and howard. he is explaining what the latest development means. you explained this isn't necessarily a sink hole. >> no. there clearly is soil erosion underneath the street because of the water main break. that's why you're seeing a depression. the water main is about four feet down beneath the surface of the street. crews are here.
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heavy equipment is here. they will start digging and make repairs. the repairs will last throughout the afternoon. and then they will put the street and water main back in service when they are done. >> reporter: i take it you have to have engineers out here to make sure that it is safe for vehicles to pass through the area. >> yes. they will bring in a lot of equipment and personnel and take a good look at the repair job that needs to happen. once they open the street up. then they will make the repairs and do backfill and sand and do concrete pouring. whatever this particular intersection needs. once they're done, they're going to put the road and the main right back into service. >> you said age is likely a factor in what happened here. >> age is the likely factor. the water main dates back to about 1895. we're going to replace that old main. we're replacing mains throughout the city. we accelerated the pipeline replacement program to 15 miles a year. we have aging infrastructure and we are getting aggressive
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in replacing the older pipes. >> reporter: the light rain, does that impact your work at all? >> hopefully it doesn't get too stormy. we are the water department. we need the rain. as long as it doesn't get too stormy. it shouldn't be an impact. >> reporter: we look towards the holiday shopping season. keep in mind, this is a common way for people to make their way to the freeway. if your commute takes you through the area, sal, it means there are hassles for people driving in the area. you want to add extra time to that morning commute if your commute takes you to the area of fourth and howard or south and market because there will be additional traffic on the side streets as well.
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>> absolutely. taking fifth, people will take eighth and tenth. and people not able to drive on howard through third and fifth will look for another way to go. they will be on other streets nearby. that will put pressure on the whole area. the best way is to use public transportation. good morning. let's look at the other commutes we have at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is going to be busy as you drive into san francisco. no major problems here. also looking at a commute on the richmond bridge. it is slow as you drive into the richmond area and over to san rafael. we have also been looking at 580 through livermore. it's not bad. a little bit of slowing on the pass. it looks good. definitely lighter volume today on this commute in the tri- valley. 7:05. back to the desk. we go to the investigation of the ghost ship fire. >> they are trying to pinpoint
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exactly where the fire started. ktvu's alex savidge is live at the scene. explain the high tech work involved here. >> reporter: yeah. what happens next is the members of the atf will be mapping this burned out warehouse in an effort to figure out how this deadly fire started on friday night. the team will create a diagram of the ghost ship collective. so they can pinpoint the exact origin of the fire. it is believed to have started near the back wall of this building. the atf also has called in a team of electrical engineers to help with this investigation. and their focus will be on a number of appliances that potentially could have sparked this fire. authorities say at this point, there's no evidence to suggest that this was arson. in the meantime, this morning, the sheriff's office says all 36 people killed in the fire have now been identified.
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>> we do not want to live in fear. we do not want to have to pretend. >> reporter: and there are many people worried about the fallout now from this tragic fire. artists who live in similar warehouse collectives are afraid of being evicted. and last night many of them turned out for a meeting at oakland city hall. they're worried that the city will cut down on the live-work spaces that are not for housing. many people call these places home. >> there are people who lost their roommates to the fire and now don't know how to pay their rent because they don't have the roommate's money. there are landlords who don't care. >> reporter: now, some at last night's meeting are hoping the city will grant amnesty to tenants and landlords who fear being held responsible for unsafe conditions and want to
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bring the buildings into compliance. they will try to come up with some solutions here and make sure that there are not mass evictions here in the city of oakland. as for the ghost ship collective, city inspectors have not been inside the building in the past three decades despite numerous complaints from neighbors. federal investigators will be continuing their work here at this site even though the recovery effort has wrapped up. federal investigators potentially with the atf will be out here for the next couple of days continuing to gather evidence. as we talked about, they will come up with a diagram of this building that is going to help them pinpoint the exact origin of this fire and hopefully figure out what spark touchdown. >> alex, i see barricades behind you, off to your back side. is there still part of the area blocked off? >> reporter: yeah. but obviously the area blocked off is much smaller than it was initially. so this perimeter, if you will,
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has certainly drawn down quite a bit here. so now we're standing in the parking lot of the wendy's restaurant at the corner of 31st and international boulevard. you can see they have barricades up so they can create space for investigators to work. that is a bus belonging to the team of federal investigators who we expect will be out here later today. much smaller area blocked off at this point. so this neighborhood trying i guess you could say to get back to normal. >> thank you, alex. tickets go on sale today at a noon for an alternative rock concert to benefit the families of the 36 people killed in the warehouse fire. ♪[music] barry will head up the performance. this is a music video they posted on youtube. it is being held at oakland's fox theater. proceeds go to the oakland fire relief fund which has already raised half a million dollars
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on the youcaring crowd funding site. the kidnapping of a woman from redding last month who was later returned is strangely similar to the abduction of her high school friend who went missing 18 years ago. sherri papini was found beaten and chained on the side of a road on thanksgiving after she disappeared while out for a jog on november 2nd. papini had a high school friend who disappeared while she was out for a jog back in '98. the friend was never heard from again. authorities do not believe the two cases are related. the time is now 7:10. president-elect donald trump has angered democrats with his latest nominees for the cabinet. the most controversial is scott pruitt to head up the environmental protection agency. he has filed several lawsuits against the epa. >> it is nonsense to suggest that opposing epa regulation
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that's are stupid means you're for dirty air or dirty water. >> don't forget, there's a lot of important money in the democratic camp that is -- that flows to the democratic party based on environmental issues. those people will be arguing to take a stand on scott pruitt. >> the other controversial pick is andy putzer as labor secretary. he is the ceo of carls, jr., he opposed hikes in the minimum wage but supported the expansion of immigrant labor. some plan to boycott the rogue 1 star wars movie because they were reshot to include anti-trump scenes. some say it was reedited to make it anti-trump. there is no evidence of that. disney says the allegations are
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completely untrue. it hits theaters next friday. new allegations against stanford. the money that one student says she was offered to withdraw her complaint about a sexual assault case. but first a major ruling that will impact dog owners. where off leash walking will be off limit in three counties. good morning. we do have slow traffic as you're driving on 24 westbound. driving over to the tunnel. there's a lot of fog out there. temperatures on the mild side. they were cold earlier in the week. now on the mild side. a few breaks in the clouds but there's more rain on the way.
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backed by the service and security of american express. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. look at these pictures. blizzard like conditions causing problems around the country. heavy snow played a role in this deadly pile-up in michigan. it involved more than 40 cars and trucks.
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just piled. at least three people dead, 11 others hurt in this crash. more heavy snow is expected in michigan and other states over the weekend. if you plan to head to the sierra this weekend, expect a lot of snow. it has been snowing in the lake at that hoar area since wednesday. more snow is coming this weekend. we checked with caltrans. right now there are no chain requirements on highway 50 and interstate 80 but that may change. if you're heading up there, you may want to take chains to be on the safe side. be careful on the roads this morning. you may run into wet roadways this morning. the chp responded to twice as many spin-outs as on a normal day. that is a trend. during the evening commute specifically yesterday, a big rig hauling chicken parts caused the load to shift and spill the load on to the highway. the chp is investigating a crash that happened yesterday morning in campbell in which a 16-year-old boy was killed.
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it happened at 8:00 on the expressway. the chp says the teen was riding in a car that crashed into the center median. the 18-year-old driver was not seriously hurt. the 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. before the crash, the boy was skateboarding in the rain on the way to the school and the 18-year-old driver had stopped to offer him a ride. >> what a story. 7:16. let's check the commute right now. how does it look right now, sal. >> i will say this -- you and gasia knows this. i'm a glass half full kind of person. right, gasia? >> yes. >> i would say that things are better than they were the last few days. >> that's good. >> yeah. we do have lighter volume. that's why. we will start with the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for a little bit getting into san francisco. this is a normal backup. and the traffic volume is lighter. when we show you the maps, i'll show you what i mean. looking at interstate 880 not a
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big volume on 880 northbound and southbound. the traffic looks good as you drive through. 880 southbound is slow. it's not completely light out there. i don't want to mislead you but it is better than it normally is getting over to the peninsula. we are looking at a commute that is busy on 101 in san mateo. we have been talking about it all morning. avoid south of market in your car. there is a water main break. that will be there most of the day. 7:17. let's bring steve in now with today's weather. >> thank you, sal. >> you're welcome. >> good morning, everyone. cloudy, rain, drizzle, fog. some breaks in the clouds, especially to the north. there you go. thank you, kevin pender. thank you for that. some sun breaks getting through. some areas still getting that -- we will call it nuisance rain. oregon mist. hit us and missed oregon. it rained just enough in sonoma
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that it was like a lullaby. i love the pitter patter that i hear on my window pane. it is raining here and on the radar, it's not there. what is going on. the radar beam goes over it. low level stuff. bonnie, three inches of rain. kent field 2 and a quarter. i think you get the idea who will get the rain here. russian river, santa cruz mountains. boulder creek over 2. sfo record rain yesterday. i'm sure san mateo was in the mix as well. a lot of rain around san mateo and sfo. that is pretty good rain coming in there. there is still some in the mix now. the radar picks up on some of it. it may be heavier than what this is showing. there are breaks in the clouds. you can see clearing taking place right there north to south. we might get a break for a while. clouds are racing out ahead.
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they will be here later this afternoon and tonight. if you're heading to the mountains, it is wind not snow. it has been raining up there. very warm. the snow level has gone up, up, up. 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. could be gusts 70 to 90 miles per hour over the passes. it is a wind event, not snow. that is picking up in the santa clara valley and also parts of the peninsula and up to sfo. you see east/southeast there. 58 hayward. berkeley 57. sfo says 60. even 55 up to the napa airport. 43 in truckee. it's going to get very windy there. that's a warm direction. their temperatures go up, up, up. kirkwood had one inch and that's about all i saw. not much there. we will get a lot of cloud cover and fog. how do you time that? it keeps going and going and going. then we get a colder system sweeping in sunday and monday.
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next week will be active again. look for a little bit of a break today. still drizzle in the mix. foggy conditions. then rain returns saturday. sunday looks to be better. rainfall, everybody. san jose, when are we going to get rain? you will get rain. i promise. 60s on the temperatures. warm. there's a lot of fog out there. we have to keep drizzle in the forecast. rain saturday. it should end saturday evening. sunday and monday looks okay. the next system looks like tuesday. it looks like a lot of rain, you guys. the next ten days or so. >> yes. we need it. >> bring it. thank you, steve. the time is 7:20. the golden gate recreational area has released the final proposal where dogs can run off leash. some dog owners are not happy. it includes parts of marin, san francisco and san mateo counties. it includes parts of chrisy
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field, fort mason. dog owners wanted more off- leash areas but the plan includes new restrictions. it is 7:21. if you are heading to south lake tahoe. there may be more than heavy snow to worry about for drivers. i'm talking about tiny spikes on the road designed to ruin your tires. why you may not know that you have been targeted right away. at t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods, we've always believed the holidays should be about joy. where days are filled with magic, not madness. it's why we have amazing prices on thoughtful gifts, everyday.
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>> it wasn't on interstate 80. >> no. >> this could be a misleading picture. it didn't happen here. nothing to see here. >> clear that up. >> yeah. this was request, grandma got run over by a reindeer by ryan flamingo. thank you, ryan. there's a special holiday theme song, christmas or otherwise that you want to hear, let us know. we have had a lot of them. hashtag #ktvu on twitter or facebook. >> thank you, sal. an open house will be held tonight talking with the third lane that will be added to the richmond san rafael bridge. they are starting to convert the lane into that third lane. it is due to open in the fall of next year. there will be lane and ramp closures during construction. but mostly at nighttime and in the early morning. the metropolitan transportation commission and several other
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organizations are holding the open house. it is at 6:00 tonight at san rafael city hall function you're heading to south lake tahoe, snow nay not be the only hazard on the road. somebody is putting little spikes on the roadway that are designed to ruin your tires. as many as 100 tires have been damaged by the spikes known as ninja jacks. they are so small and dark in color that they are impossible to see and avoid. they slowly deflate the tires so it takes a while for drivers to notice. >> they are designed to wreck a tire. i have never seen anything like this in 15 years. >> it is crazy that somebody would do something like that to disrupt the lives of other people. >> police say the spikes are available online. so they're asking websites such as amazon and ebay for help in finding out who has been buying them. it was a hole the raiders could not dig themselves out of. their six-game winning streak was snapped in kansas city. the chiefs built a lead in the
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2nd quarter. two of them big runs from the rookie, including this 78-yard punt return for a touchdown. the raiders scored before the half and cut the lead 21-10. they could not complete a second half come back. they did not capitalize on turnovers. the raiders lost here a final of 21-13. the time is 7:26. we continue to watch the water main break in san francisco that shut down a busy intersection in a busy area. how long it will take to get this scene back to normal. plus -- >> reporter: police say that a san jose english teacher used her position to coerce a student into having a sexual relationship. coming up, we have reaction from students and from the district.
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>> welcome back this friday morning, december 9th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. lots to talk about. we're following developing news from san francisco. city crews working right now to repair a water main break. it has closed a busy intersection right here. we're at 4th and howard. a 12-inch water main break happened about 3:00 this morning at 4th and howard. now, the repair is expected to take several more hours. you can't get through that area. the pipe was first put into place in 1895.
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city crews say the old age is probably the main factor of the water main break. christien kafton has been out there since early this morning. he will tell us the very latest coming up at 8:00. >> you saw that water pooled on the streets. i'm reminded that we are still in a drought. >> yes. >> though we had a decent season last year. >> you're right. but yesterday i'm leaving and it is raining and there was a guy washing down his driveway with a hose. >> don't do that anymore. no. no. no. >> i sent it out to about five of my friends. things are looking better without a doubt. some of this is a steady mist or drizzle. i'll tell you, the ten-day outlook looks very wet. there's a blanket of fog underneath as well. there is a break coming down north to south. it might not be a bad friday but there's a lot of fog. patrick in redwood shores says, hi, steve, where was your great day shot? a beautiful location.
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big hi to dennis at frank family. it was shot at con canyon out at live more. i have to pat our promo department on the back. they did a great job. i get a lot of comments out of that. they were just wonderful. okay. we have a lot of drizzle in the mix here. it is hard to pinpoint it. the radar being sacramento, goes over the top of it. you're saying, steve, it is raining. it doesn't show up. it will as we head into tonight and tomorrow. look ago the clearing taking place here. some sun breaks. underneath that, we get a lot of the fog and low clouds. there is so much moisture in the air. wind advisories kick in tonight. gee until tonight for the sierra. it will be the wind that is going to crank up here tonight and saturday morning. but oust the east/southeast, i expect good gusts here as well. 50s on the temperatures for most. near 60 degrees. we have come a long way on the 30sand 20s we had to start the
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week off. for the sierra, not much in the way of snow unless you're in the higher elevations. the next system moves in. look at the moisture coming. so much here and it looks active for a while all the way into next week. 60s on most of the temperatures. some sun breaks. but not many. sal, 7:32. i know 4th and howard. anything else. >> we talked about 4th and howard. the bay bridge quietly having a rough morning here. not too bad baa there is slow traffic. waiting for it to improve. but it is wet. and that is slowing things down. it looks like it has been raining in the last few minutes. traffic is backed up for a 25 to 30-minute delay. the rain is slowing things down. let's talk about other commutes now. i want to talk about interstate 880 north and southbound. that is okay so far. i also want to mention the east bay commute. we want to talk about the other bridges. the san mateo and dumbarton bridge. we have slow traffic on the dumbarton bridge getting over to the peninsula. the silicon valley commute is
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not bad. some traffic. if you drive it every day, you will notice it's a little better than normal. at 7 -- look at the macarthur maze. westbound 80, we have some sort of a crash just after the bay bridge toll plaza. and we can see that traffic is going to be a little bit slow. now, i didn't see that here. i'm looking at it on my screen. but it could be whatever it is, it is going to slow you down. so good catch by our directors and our crew. we have our cameras here. and there you go. there goes the macarthur maze by the way. interestingly enough, whatever that is is not affecting the maze traffic. at 7:33, let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. happening today, we expect to hear more today from a south bay school superintendent about the arrest of a teacher accused of having sex with a student. >> 32-year-old hills surrendered to detectives at the police department and then posted bail. lee martinez is at the high school where hill teaches
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english, lee. >> reporter: trdy hill used her position as a teacher to coerce and exploit a 17-year-old male student here at the high school. now, the police unit that investigates internet crimes against children started investigating hill for sending harmful material and obscene images to the teen. detectives say they uncovered a sexual relationship between the teacher and underage student that went on from august to november. hill was arrested on thursday. but hosted bail. just a short while ago, we interviewed a student here, she is a senior. she was shocked when she heard the news. it was the first time she had heard of it. she thought there might have been rumors about a teacher and student but none of that was going on. she said yesterday was the first time that anyone at the school had really heard about it. now she says that there is a lot of talk. she says it has been going around on the internet. students posting about it on
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twitter and creating funny memes about the situation. she thinks because it's a male student and female teacher, the situation is being looked at as a joke by students. things might have been different if it was the other way around. we will be hearing from the school superintendent later on this morning. he had said earlier that he was very shocked and disturbed by the allegations. and that the teacher is now on paid administrative leave. >> leigh martinez, thank you. a san jose state university student has been arrested in connection with sexual assaults on campus. university place say the unnamed student was taken into custody after officers received a tip. they think he may have committed other sexual assaults that have yet to be reported. at least six sexual assaults have been reported since mid- october. three happened in the past
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week. all the victim were students but police don't think that just one person is responsible. >> you have no ideas if somebody is going to come out of the shadows or even in the daylight. >> you didn't have to worry about it before. i'm just going to class. it wasn't an issue. now it feels like if someone is walking too closely behind me, it's like -- it's a weird feeling to always be on your guard. >> the university is increasing security. the school plans to install two dozen security cameras, hire six additional security officers and improve lighting on campus. there is a new development involving a former stanford university student whose assault sparked protests years ago. the university offered her $60,000 to cover her therapy expenses. that was on the condition she would withdraw a federal complaint she had filed against stanford. a university spokeswoman says that francis is misrepresenting her talks withstand ford. this sexual assault case came
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one year before the highly publicized brock turner case also at stanford. now to our continuing coverage of the deadly oakland warehouse fire. a mapping team will go to the scene today trying to pinpoint the cause. in the meantime, the final victim was identified yesterday. but that name has not been released. the names of 31 of the 36 victims have been publicly released. we have also learned two more names. 35-year-old jennifer mendeola. a grad student at uc merced and an electronic music performer and teacher. the atf is expected to tell us more information about the investigation today. hundreds of members of the uc berkeley community held this memorial yesterday, honoring five of the people who died in the fire. 24-year-old david klein and 23-
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year-old griffin madden were recent graduates. chelsea dolan was a volunteer at the campus radio station. vanessa's twin sister victoria were among those who shared their grief. >> i love you jenny. i miss you so much. vanessa was my twin sister. she was my best friend. she was my light. she was my sun. >> family members, friends, well-wishers also wrote messages on large portraits of the victims to commemorate the event. the controversial figure in charge of managing the ghost ship has been reunited with some of his tenants. someone from tmz spotted him at
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a denny's in oakland on wednesday night. he was having dinner with some of the survivors of the fire. in an interview with nbc he said he was incredibly sorry about the fire but would not say whether he deserved to be held accountable for the tragedy. on our website, ktvu.com, you will find much more on the fire, including the latest on the investigation and all that we have learned about the victims. we're posting updates for you on the ktvu mobile app. santa rosa police have arrested a woman accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl t happened yesterday morning outside of a greer store on santa rosa avenue. the homeless woman grabbed the little girl out of trader joe's but put her down after the mother came after her. officers arrested the woman in the parking lot a short time later. the time is 7:39. two inmates two broke out of jail the night before thanksgiving are due in court
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today. 26-year-old campbell on the left and chavez were two of four inmates who cut through steel window bars and escaped. the two others escaped inmates were quickly captured. campbell and chavez were on the run for a week before being recaptured. they faced 20 to 30 years for the nil charges that including burglary and armed robbery. the escape may add 16 more months. president-elect donald trump continues to fill keyholes in the presidential cabinet. the latest on the nominee that's will help influence our future president. he was ohio's long time senator but he is best remembered as a pioneering astronaut. we will take a look at the life of the late john glenn. it is slow out there. you will see the traffic is going to be busy. although we are getting a little bit of a break today because the volume is just not there as it was earlier in the
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week. we will tell you more about that coming up. volume, volume, volume. i'm talking a volume of fog out there. we are getting high and mid level clouds. but look at the blanket below.
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>> the time is 7:43. we just learned that john glenn will be buried at arlington seem recemetery in -- cemetery in virginia. he became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first american astronaut to orbit the earth. he spent 24 years in the u.s. senate as a democrat from ohio. his former colleagues say that glenn was one of most respected
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lawmakers on capitol hill. >> he remembered where he came from. and -- but he was so proud to be able to do the work that he did. the people in the community are so proud of what he did for this nation. >> glenn made an unsuccessful bid for the white house in 1984. he returned to space at the age of 77. he was an astronaut on the space shuttle discovery. the time is now 7:44. today lawmakers in south korea voted to impeach the president. south korea's first female leader. she is accused of extorting money from companies and giving her friend extraordinary power over government decisions without being elected by the voters. after the impeachment vote, the south korea an president apologized to the nation for what she called her negligence and lack of virtue. south korea's prime minister is now in charge of the government. well, hillary clinton went back to capitol hill last night to help honor retiring nevada
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senator harry reid. >> this is not exactly the speech at the capitol that i hoped to be giving after the election. but after a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods, i naught it would be a good idea to come out. >> she was referring to this famous selfie that a clinton supporter posted a couple of days after the election. she came across hillary clinton and bill clinton taking a walk in the woods near their home in new york. in her speech, mrs. clinton also denounced the rise of fake news stories as a, quote, epidemic and warned there could be real world consequences. the time is 7:45. traffic has been very busy, sal, in a number of pockets around the bay area. >> that's right, gasia and dave. we do have slow traffic. in fact it is building. in the last traffic report, less than 15 minutes ago, i showed you 880. it wasn't crowded. all of a sudden, here we are ten minutes -- there we go.
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the camera had frozen temporarily because it didn't want to be called out on television. but you can see in all seriousness, in just ten minutes, it has really slowed down. getting up to downtown oakland. this is about the time it does that. i'm looking to see if there's a crash. i don't see anything reported. i just think all of a sudden we have a lot of people going into downtown oakland. this is about the time it happens. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. the traffic has been heavy and slow all morning long. the wet weather is adding to it. the volume just isn't there. we look at the south bay commute. there are slow spots on 101 as you drive 101, 280, 85. and palo alto and mountain view as well. it is better than it normally is. san mateo and dumbarton bridge commutes will be heavy getting over to 92 and san mateo. 7:46. let's bring steve in. >> sal, i have to give a
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shoutout. michael in shoreline, there's a gentleman there by the name of lenny. >> okay. >> he watches us all the time. i saw him last sunday. >> thank you, lenny. >> i haven't seen him in two or three years. he was like good to see you. thank you. we do have really thick fog. this is out of bay point, i do believe. this can be dangerous. when you get fog this thick -- i'm going to zoom out. watch this blanket down there. up above, we are getting breaks. so -- but to budge this fog out there was this time of year, now of course if it was summer, no problem. but these days it can stick around because the days are so short. soquel, kent field, and bonnie do you know do you notice a pattern there? russian river, marin county and into the santa cruz mountains. they will take the bulk of this for now. unless we see a different
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pattern change. tomorrow looks like widespread rain for everybody. the higher clouds, definitely a line of clearing taking place there on the higher clouds. but the low clouds are still in place. i think we will get some sun. the advisory is for wind up in the sierras. it starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes to 1:00 a.m. not for snow but windy over the passes there. upper 50s for some. you get a southeast breeze. the pacific air coming in has been replacing the arctic area. strong southeast wind means that the snow level goes way, way up there. sign that's it will go down next week. but right now it is high. more fog and rain than anything else. higher elevations get a little bit of snow. kirkwood had one inch of new snow. today, mostly cloudy. a few breaks in the mix. here comes the next system. check out that. all the way down to the hawaiian eye arounds. you can't pinpoint where that's going. you can say, all right, it's
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going to come over northern california and us. that gives us a lot of fog, drizzle and mild air mass. rain moves in saturday. it looks like the next five days, there will be decent rain. maybe even in san jose, which missed out on it on the last one. this could change. you could flip flop. it depends where the moisture sets up. a lot of low to mid-60s. at least today. tomorrow, rain should increase by late afternoon, evening. sunday looks okay. cooler. monday, increase in clouds. next system, tuesday and wednesday, dave. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. >> okay. 7:49. there's a new scam targeting amazon shoppers. it is an e-mail that says there's a problem with your order. why you should not click that link. and what amazon says you should do instead. there is a place, like no other. where a walk down main street,
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>> a warning for amazon shoppers this morning. also a dismal look ahead for popular retailers. pam cook back in the studio with this morning's money business. pam. >> a lot to talk about. local company taking a hit this morning. restoration hardware based in marin county beat earnings expectations but a disappointing forecast for the year ahead. the stock dropped about 18% when the opening bell sounded this morning. right now, it is trading down about 15%. about $32 a share. this time last year it was at $80 a share. pretty good for the markets. continual slow climb for the dow. you can see it is now 19,660. up 45 points today. .23%. a lot of analysts talking about will we see dow 20,000 soon.
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s&p 500 posting a solid gain. about the same as well this morning. well, if you shopped on amazon for the holiday gifts this year, a lot of people do, there is a warning. a new scam is targeting your personal information. scammers have been sending e- mails to customers that appear to be from amazon.com and it states a recent order can't be shipped. there's a click here link inside the e-mail and leads the customer to an authentic looking amazon web page to confirm your name, address and credit card. after the person enters the information, you click on a save and continue button. it looks real. it takes you to the actual amazon website. amazon says this is definitely a scam. it says the best way to check if an e-mail is authentic is to actually log into your account on amazon.com and check under your orders. well, there are more financial troubles for sears
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and kmart. both announced losses in the third quarters. they had 4,000 stores combined in 2011. that is down to 1,500 and the corporation plans to speed up the pace of store closures. kmart closed four stores in the central valley alone this year. passengers could one day be making phone calls during flights. the defendant of transportation proposal leaves it up to airlines whether to allow the calls. carriers would be required to tell passengers at the time that they buy the ticket if calls are allowed on board. the federal communications commission already prohibits using mobile phones to make calls during flights but not wi- fi calls. starbucks has introduced a new drink for pokemon go fans. it is the traditional vanilla bean drink with raspberries
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added. it will only be at locations listed as poke stops. a ploy to get you in the store. it is probably working. the amazon story, make sure that you share that with everybody that you know. so many people shop on amazon. it really looks legit. thank you. pam. 7:56. a los angeles teenager born with a brain deformity had a wish, he wanted to meet steph curry. doctors didn't even think that 14-year-old brandon would walk or talk. but he proved them wrong. two years ago, he saw a video of steph curry hitting a half court shot and became a big fan. his 14th birthday wish was to meet his idol. not only did he meet steph curry, he also shot a few baskets with him too. what a story. time now to check in with mike and gasia. >> thank you, dave. more on the ghost ship
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warehouse fire investigation. details on several events helping the victims' families. and a water main break in san francisco could make travel around the city a big headache today. an update live from the scene on just how long this watery mess will take to clean up. we see the traffic is going to be still busy around the bay area. san mateo bridge improving a little bit on the way to the peninsula. clearing taking place with the higher clouds. but the fog is really thick in spots. it looks like more rain on the way for saturday. we will talk about that.
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>> a major intersection still shut down at this hour in san
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francisco. we will give you the very latest details on what is going on out here and how long it will take to get 4th and howard reopened. plus, federal investigators are returned to the site of that deadly warehouse fire in oakland. continuing to gather evidence here at this scene as they search for a cause to the fire. we will tell you about the work happening later on today coming up. up. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and here is a live look in san francisco where there has been that water main break in the area of 4th and howard. extremely busy intersection south of market, especially on a friday at 8:00 in the morning. this area is going to be blocked off for several hours. we will have a live report from ktvu's christien kafton coming up in a moment. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. and that scene is a mess. steve, i notice that the workers there trying to fix the
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water main break are also working in the rain. >> a little bit, yes. there is still some in there, gasia and mike. drizzle, take your pick. a drizzle over us. a lot of fog. some of the higher clouds have cleared out. there are sun breaks if you can get under that fog and get above it or have it burn off. you can see there is plenty of cloud cover. look at that blanket of fog. kelsey cox says that the fog is thick out in there concord. yes. there is still drizzle in the mix. san francisco a little bit. heading over towards richmond, berkeley, emryville, and maybe oakland as well. we're not done yet. there is a little bit of an improvement taking place to the north. some sun breaks. you can see right there as the system is sliding south, we're getting better conditions up above. below that, a lot of fog. weather advisories for wind kick in at 1:00 p.m. for the sierra until 1:00 a.m.
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it will be windy up there. snow not thish you other. but wind is. 50s to 60s. 59 at sfo and san jose. warm and mild conditions. mid-60s are certainly possible. there's a lot of cloud cover on the way and more rain tonight and more likely into saturday. it keeps coming up from the  hawaiian islands. 60s on most of the temperatures today. sal, 4th and howard is front and center. >> yes. a water main peak has shut down a busy intersection. it broke out around 3:00 this morning at 4th street and howard street. christien kafton joins us live from the scene with more on this situation. christian. >> reporter: yeah, sal. let's give you another look. before it was a depression. now you can see there is a hole open here at 4th and howard. this is all part of the plan. charles is joining us live from
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the public utilities commission. charles, update us on what is going on. this is what you were hoping to do. >> yeah. crews have mobilized and brought in sufficient resources to dig up the street and expose the broken main. once they fully expose the broken main, they will make repairs on that main. and then start rehabilitating the street, pouring concrete, filling it with sand and dirt and put the street back into service once everything is patched up. >> i know one of the earlier concerns was the possibility of a sink hole. it looks like that is not likely. you said it appears that it is not likely that a sink hole will start here because of the layout of the pipe. >> correct. i don't think a sink hole will form. especially because the crews are here and digging things up. they got the situation under control. the water pipes are usually only four feet -- this one is four feet down from the surface of the street. they're not going to have to dig too far down. there will be significant road rehabilitation as part of this
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water main break repair job. >> and the last question on everyone's mind, we have been asking this. any idea on a timeline? you've been saying this will last through the afternoon. do you have a better idea on that yet? >> i'm still saying the later afternoon time period. crews did mobilize quickly. we will get the job done as quickly as possible and put the water main and road back in service. >> charles, thank you for that latest update. guys, keep in mind that this will likely affect the -- any traffic, anybody coming into the area. so with the holiday shopping season here, the fact that we have the 5th and market parking garage nearby, you have target here in san francisco, so you obviously have a lot of businesses in the area. and then a lot of shopping areas in the area. you also have parking structures in the area. 5th and mission parking garage is just one block away. if you will be using any of those resources today, be aware that this is likely going to impact your shopping experience
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or perhaps even your evening commute, guys. we will continue to monitor what happens out here and bring you the latest developments throughout the day and tell you how it may impact traffic in the area. >> yeah. by the looks of it, it doesn't look like it will wrap up by noon. did they tell you in regards the age of the water main? are we talking a decade or a new pipe or one that is 100 years old. >> reporter: yeah. you know, you said 100 years old. try 120 years, mike. >> okay. >> the latest age on that broken water main is that it was put in place in 1895. so san francisco's public utilities commission says it certainly does appear that age is a factor in this water main break. >> christien kafton live at 4th and howard. thank you for that report. turning now inform our continuing coverage of the oakland fire tragedy. federal officials are returning to the warehouse to look at the building. alex savidge is joining us live from outside of the ghost ship warehouse with what specifically is being done to pinpoint the cause of this fire.
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alex. >> reporter: yeah. good morning to you, mike. members of the atf will continue their work today using high-tech tools to map this entire burned out warehouse all in an effort to figure out exactly how this deadly fire started. the team will be creating in essence a virtual rendering of the ghost ship collective. that will help investigators zero in on the origin of this fire, which is believe today have been somewhere near the back wall of the building. now the atf has called in a team of electrical engineers to help out in this investigation. their focus will likely be on a number of appliances in that back area of the building that could have potentially sparked this fire. now, at this point authorities say there is no evidence to suggest this fire was arson. and in the meantime, the sheriff's office has announced that all of the 36 people trapped inside this burning building who died in this fire have now been positively identified. >> we don't want to be forced out. we don't want to be thrown out of our homes and we don't want
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to live in fear. >> reporter: this tragic fire now is having a ripple effect on other artists who live in similar warehouse collectives like the ghost ship here in the city of oakland. last night many of them turned out for a meeting at city hall and told the city council they're worried about being evicted. they're anticipating a city wide crackdown on the live-work space that's are not zoned for housing. many local artists are calling for a moratorium on the red tagging of these buildings that many call home. >> we want our loved ones to be safe. many of us lost a friend or loved one in the fire. this is not a situation that any of us want to be in. >> reporter: some at last night's meeting are hoping the city will grant amnesty to tenants and landlords who fear being held responsible for unsafe conditions in their buildings. and they may want to bring those buildings into compliance. but they are worried about
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being punished by the city. council members say they will be working now to come up with a solution to this issue. and to make sure there are not mass evictions happening in the city of oakland as a result of what happened here at the ghost ship collective. we have learned that city inspectors have not actually been inside this warehouse, the one that caught fire friday night, for three decades. that is despite numerous complaint that's came in from neighbors in the area, including complaints about illegal construction inside. again, the story out here at this scene is that you have atf investigators here. they will be continuing to gather evidence here at the site of the fire probably for the next couple of days. >> thank you, alex. tickets go on sale at noon time for a rock concert to benefit the families of the 36 people killed in the warehouse fire. ♪[music] the bay area band primus will head up the event.
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this is a music video posted on youtube. it is being hold at fox theater and features indy acts. proceeds will go to the oakland fire relief fund which has already raised half a million dollars on the youcaring crowd funding site. president-elect donald trump has angered some democrats with his latest nominees for the cabinet. the most controversial one is scott pruitt to head up the epa. he has been a critic of the epa, even filing lawsuits against the agency. >> 16 of them on the platform. a thousand in the bleachers. >> it is nonsense to suggest that opposing epa regulations that are stupid means you're for dirty air or dirty water. >> there is a lot of important money from too many steir, among others, that flows to the democratic party based on
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environmental issues. those kinds of people will really be arguing to take a stand on scott pruitt. >> the other controversial pick is andy puzer as labor secretary. he is the ceo of carls, jr. and opposed raising minimum wage. preparations are well underway for the inauguration of president-elect trump in washington, d.c. crews are busy constructing the platform where it will take. the chairman of the joint committee on the inauguration says everything is on time as well as on budget. >> there will be almost 250,000 people that will be ticketed. 1600 of them on the platform. maybe as many as 1,000 in the bleacher area. and then another 240,000 or so that will come through magnetometer. >> it will be completed by
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january 15th. inauguration is set for january 20th. donald trump will apparently remain involved with celebrity apprentice. while he won't host the program, he wants to stay on as executive producer. political advisor kellyanne conway announced that trump is conferring with legal experts to determine if that would be an ethics violation. when asked, she said it is doubtful that he would accept any money for the job. by the way, another celebrity turned politician is hosting the upcoming season of the show. arnold schwarzenegger will sit in the board room and fire the contestants. donald trump was elected mostly because of his business world experience. now a lot of them want him to leave the business world behind. do you think these potential conflicts of interest would impact donald trump's performance as president? let us know what you think. post a comment to our ktvu facebook page or tweet us using
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the hashtag #ktvu. a high school teacher is accused of having sex with with a student. new information from the school superintendent. a plan to add a third lane to the san rafael bridge is being discussed tonight. how to convert a shoaled near an additional lane. we still have slow traffic out there. and all over the place. but it is beginning to get a little better. a couple of things have cleared away and traffic is still a little slow on the east shore freeway. well, up above, we're getting sun breaks as the high and mid-level clouds are moving out. underneath, there's a lot of fog there. some of it is really thick. more on your friday forecast. ♪ music: it's a small world after all ♪
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>> a third lane will be added to the san rafael brimming. crews are starting to convert the ride shoaled near the third lane. it is schedule today open in fall of next year. there will be ramp closures and lane closures mostly at night and during the morning. the commission and several other organizations are holding the public meeting at 6:00 at sap ralph city hall. chp asking to you drive slow on the roadway this morning. you may run into wet highways and streets because of overnight rain. chp saying it responded to twice as many spin-outs on rainy days during the evening commute yesterday.
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a big rig hauling chicken parts' load spilled on to the highway. there were crashes on 880 in oakland and the berkeley curve on 80. >> vehicles tend to take that turn very -- at a high rate of speed. they lose control. there's a lot of oil on the roadway. >> chp says you can of course lose control of your vehicle and get into an accident. there is oil and fluid build-up on the highway. and the roads become slick and dangerous with the rain. we will talk more about the slick and dangerous roads. sal, it is happening in a lot of pockets around the bay area. >> it is happening quite a bit. the traffic is slow at the toll plaza still. if it wasn't for the rain, we would have a lighter than unusual commute. it is already better than it was going to be, i think. but it is going to be slow still as you drive through. there are places in the east bay that have had a pretty decent commute. i'll talk about those in a
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moment. 880 northbound is very slow past san leandro and into downtown oakland. it will be slow all the way up to the brick wall. if you're driving in the east bay, this is what i was talking about. not bad on highway 4 or 680. a little bit of slowing here. 580 to castro valley. it is slow from union city to fremont. 101 is slow in san mateo. let's bring steve in. >> thank you, sal. higher clouds are moving out. mid-level clouds so sun breaks. beneath that, a lot of fog. sometimes it picks up even more so. you can see some sun breaks up above. it's just down below that we're dealing with a lot of moisture. some of that fog has reduced visibility. light rain persists. 60 degrees in sausalito. there have been hefty amounts russian river, marin county and also into the santa cruz
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mountains. you can see there's the higher clouds, low clouds. some of the rain makes it over there but it keeps going. it has let up a little bit. but there is a lot coming across here. bonnie dunes in santa cruz mountains, three inches of rain. it has stopped the drizzle and light rain has stopped according to raymond in kent field. it two and a quarter. soquel 1.75 to two a quarter. boulder creek, over two. sfo, 1.73. so for some, the setup is very, very good. for others, you can't get much out of it. but it looks like more widespread rain tomorrow from a system that will be more of a front. this is a lot of what we call the warm overrunning. it keeps going. there will be some sun breaks for a while as the system slides south. a lot of low level clouds in place. that means continuing the drizzle and light rain in the santa cruz mountains. we will see a little bit of a break until the next system
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arrives. 50 on many of the temps. 43 in truckee. 55 inmonter a. there are advisories for the wind in the sierra, not the snow. it could be windy over the passes. a lot of the deep moisture moved out. plenty upstream. it will work its way in tonight and tomorrow. streaming up from the hawaiian islands. rain saturday. a break sunday and monday. and then another system moves in on tuesday to keep the beat going all the way to december 24th to be honest with you. we started the week off cold. we're going to end on the mild side for some. especially with a little bit of sun. rain saturday. a break sunday and monday. next system on tuesday. keeps going. >> keeps going. i like it. thank you, steve. >> you bet. a tough loss for the raiders out in kansas city. who is next on the schedule as oakland tries to take back first place in the afc west. and it is one of the early
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what is she talking about. santa baby requested by one of our viewers jay chavez. if there's a special holiday song that want to hear, let us know. i will pay your requests ever friday morning. use the hashtag #ktvu on twitter, instagram or facebook. >> there are plenty of holiday events to celebrate. rosemary orozco has details in our weekend watch. >> we are knocking on weekend's door. in san francisco, expect a sea of red and white as santa-con takes over the city. the santa pub crawl is saturday in the union square downtown area. if you would like to participate, it starts at noon. you will need to wear a full santa claus suit and bring a new unwrapped toy for the toy drive. you should also rsvp on facebook. in the east bay, shop the street fair in berkeley. shoppers can choose from arts
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and crafts including jewelry, wire works, hats, candles, leather works, metal, painting, photography and more. the fair is between dwight and bancraft and open from 11:00 to 6:00. the christmas market this saturday. browse hand crafted gifts and live music performances. the event is at the mountain view city hall plaza from 11:00 to 9:00. in the south bay, winter fest at the stadium on saturday. the san jose earthquakes will host the event. it runs from noon to 5:00. ahead of a viewing party for the cup 2016. you can also snap photos on the stadium field with happy holidays illuminated on the display behind you. in the north bay, the 2016 lighted boat parade and fireworks show in sausalito. 40 boats compete for a avariety
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of prizes. the parade is saturday at 6:00. in sports, warriors and raiders are on the road. niners and sharks play at home. i'm rosemary orozco and that is your weekend watch. blizzard-like conditions are causing big problems across the country. snow played a role in this deadly hie highway pile-up in michigan involving more than 40 vehicles. at least three people are confirmed dead. 11 others injured in a crash in livingston county. expect snow up in the sierra. it has been snowing in the lake tahoe area since wednesday. there are no chain requirements on highway 50 or interstate 80. that could change. if you're headed there, bring the chains with you. skiers and snowboarders are enjoying fresh snow at mammoth. with more snow coming, they expect the total to top three feet in higher elevations. skiers and borders wasted no time getting ready to hit the slopes this morning.
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live look from kirkwood ski resort right now. it looks like a lot of snow for everyone to enjoy. ready to charge the interstate and go up to the sierra. a broken water main is causing big problems in the heart of san francisco. next, the reason that it could take several hours to get the area of 4th and howard reopened to traffic again. a high school teacher arrested after allegedly having sex with a student. new information that we could learn today from the superintendent. and we still have slow traffic, a lot of it has to with some of the wet weather. it always seems to slow traffic down. but here in san jose, it is dry and the traffic has recovered. some it's foggy. for somes sun breaks. others it is raining. like san francisco and berkeley and over the bay bridge.
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♪rain drops keep falling on my head ♪ ♪ >> and your windshield. if your windshield wipers are on, your headlights need to be on. that is a california law. a rainy commute all across the bay area. a number of accidents. things busy at the bay bridge toll plaza. look at the gray above the drivers. keep in mind it is not worth rushing to get there. mike, this is one of the mornings where in my opinion it is better to roll in a couple minutes late than have an accident that would cause you hours and money and pain, et cetera. >> patience. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm mike mibach. we will get to your traffic and weather in a bit. a quick look at the developing story in san francisco right now. >> that's right. city crews working to remain the water main break that has shut down a busy intersection.
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it was a water main that broke at 3:00 this morning at 4th and howard. the repair work is expected to take at least four more hours. the pipe itself is very old. it was first put into place in 1895. city crews say age is a likely factor in the water main break. we will bring in christien kafton for a live look coming up on the 9. >> let's bring in steve right now. steve, my way in, kind of pockets of rain. didn't have it the whole way. >> it is raining in the city right now. you probably saw that, by the way. mike, nice suit and tie combo. >> thank you, steve. right back at you. >> looking sharp. we have rain in san francisco heading over the bay bridge. gasia talked about the bay bridge on the approach. sal may have more on that as well. there it is. very low levels. hard to pick up radar. i have to tweak the radar to show this. this is how the beam shows it. richmond had a lot of rain. emryville and points east as well. part of this moisture that
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keeps moving on shore. this deep pacific moisture. once it gets set up, you can get rain and rain even though it doesn't look a lot. not just drizzle and fog. i know what you're saying, theresa. i understand. more real rain is saturday. today we will get a few sun breaks. i know that. under mostly cloudy skies. occasional drizzle or light rain. warmer. 50s on the temperatures. the next system sweeps in on saturday, giving everyone widespread rain. 60s for some, 50s for others. rain on the bay bridge. >> and the richmond bridge. just like your radar showed. i looked at the radar. it is going over the richmond bridge and yep, look at steve's radar. that wet weather is moving through. that will slow traffic. people slow down when it starts to rain, as they should. and the traffic is going to be slower. not only here but also on the
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san rafael side. moving along to the bay bridge, you can see that traffic is still backed up. the wet weather is adding a lot of slow traffic. and you know what, i won't call you shirley again. it certainly is adding more slow traffic. this is a look at westbound 92 out to 101. no major problems there. but northbound 101 will be slow through all of san mateo and up into bu rlinggame. >> a mapping team will go to the scene of the ghost ship fire to try to pinpoint the cause. the final victim was identified yesterday but the name has not been released. the names of 31 of the 36 victims have been publicly released. we also have learned two more names. 35-year-old general enter a graduate student at uc merced
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and joseph mattlock. a music performer and teacher. the atf is expect today release more information about its investigation to date. the number of vigils and fundraisers continue to be held for the victims of the ghost ship fire. the oakland city chorus will perform for the victims. it takes place at first presbyterian church in oakland. a reception and fundraiser will happen at the norton factory studios in oakland. it starts at 6:00. hosted by the second friday organization and will feature local artists and galleries. all proceeds from the event will be donated to a relief fund. hundreds of members of the uc berkeley community held a memorial to honor five people who died in the warehouse five. jennifer morris and vanessa plotkin were undergraduates. 24-year-old david klein and 23- year-old griffin madden were recent graduates. 33-year-old chelsea dolan was a volunteer at the campus radio
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station. vanessa's twin sister victoria was among those who shared their grief. >> i love you, jenny. i miss you so much. >> vanessa was my twin sister. she was my best friend. she was my light. she was my sun. >> friends and well-wishers also wrote messages object large portraits of the victims to commemorate their lives. the controversial man in charge of managing the ghost ship has been reunited with some of his tenants. derrick was spotted at a denny's in oakland on wednesday night, having dinner with some of the survivors of the warehouse fire. some former residents have accused him of ignoring clear
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dangers in the building. in an interview he said he was incredibly sorry with the fire but didn't say whether he should be held accountable for the tragedy. you will find more on the oakland fire tragedy including the latest on the investigation and what we have learned about the victims. we are also posting updates on our ktvu mobile app. we expect to hear more from a south bay school superintendent about the arrest of a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teacher. trudy hill teaches english at the school in san jose. detectives say she used her position of authority to exploit a 17-year-old male student. hill surrendered to police yesterday and later posted bail. they started investigating hill for sending harmful matter and possibly obscene images to the teen. but detectives say they uncovered a sexual relationship between the teacher and her underaged student that went on from august to november. before class today, several
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students said they were not surprised by hill's arrest. >> i actually called this happening like last year. because i had her as a teacher. and it was like -- how touchy she was with the kid. i already knew it was going to happen. >> students say hill was known to snapchat with male students in her class. parents were concerned that she had cell phone numbers and access to social media accounts. >> i would be concerned. because teachers are supposed to communicate to parents through the school loop. >> the superintendent of the district issued a statement following the arrest saying, quote, we are shocked and deeply disturbed by the allegations. we want to assure the community that the safety and well being of our students is our highest priority. hill has been placed on administrative leave. if you are heading up to south lake tahoe, snow may not be the only hazard on the roads. spikes are being put on the
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roads to ruin your tires. as many as 100 tires have been damaged by the tiny spikes called ninja jacks. police say they are so small and dark in color that just about impossible to see and you can't avoid them. they will slowly deflate your tires so it might take a while for drivers to notice what happened. >> they're designed to wreck a tire. i have been here for 15 years and i've never seen anything like this. >> it is crazy that somebody would do something like that to disrupt the lives of other people. >> police say the spikes are available online. so they're asking websites such as amazon and ebay for help to find out who has been buying them. a man without any clothes created a scene in west hollywood. it happened yesterday afternoon on sunset boulevard. the man managed to scale up the side of a metro bus. then posed for pictures and waved for helicopters overhead until police moved in. the man was eventually taken into custody and taken to the hospital to be evaluated. the time is 8:37. a loss of the raiders.
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in three minutes, why the season is far from over yet for the silver and black. and still slow traffic. although it is improving quite a bit. still the wet weather will make it tough. this is highway 24 in lafayette. still some rain moving through. nothing heavy but it is there. but it is moving out for some. we will see what is in store for the weekend.
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♪[music] ♪ here comes santa claus right down santa claus lane ♪ ♪ all of his reindeer pulling on the reigns ♪ ♪ >> we are getting closer to christmas. all of you people like mike mibach who save their shopping until the end. >> not the very, very end. like the last two or three days. >> gasia has all of hers done. there is a difference there. elvis presley requested by amy. thank you for playing along. we do this every friday. let's go back to mike and gasia. >> thank you, sal. the raiders had their six- game winning streak snapped in kansas city. the chiefs built up a lead in the 2nd quarter after scoring three touchdowns in eight and a half minutes. two for big runs for the rookie including this 78-yard punt
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return for a touchdown. the prior play, the raiders had actually received the ball but there was a flag. the raiders scored before the half cutting the lead to 21-10. they could not complete a come back. the raiders did not capitalize on big turnovers. carr true just for 117 yards -- threw for just 117 yards. >> it is frustrating. it is really frustrating for me. you know what to expect. you go out there and see it. we just don't get it done. >> the chiefs and raiders are tied for first in the afc west. but the chiefs have the edge because of their two wins over the raiders. next on the schedule, a stop in san diego to take on the chargers. 8:42. we will talk to sal castaneda who i know is disappointed by that raiders game last night. >> it was the pants, man. i didn't like the uniforms. >> i didn't like them either. >> anyway. i want to show you guys
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something. i had in my lineup the east shore freeway. just a moment ago, i could see it. now it's just disappeared under a cloud. attends, steve paulson. part of the east shore freeway has been swallowed by a cloud. 30 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the bay bridge. it will be cloudy and rainy. just as steve mentioned in his forecast. so we will leave the forecasting to him. it is going to affect your drive to work and your drive home. let's go out and take a lock at the san mateo bridge getting out to the peninsula. we have had a lot of slow traffic as you drive on 101, 280, getting up into san bruno. slow traffic. check this out. quietly we've had a big backup on northbound 101 from south city all the way up into the city. and when you get to san francisco, remember to avoid the intersection of 4th and howard. there is a water main break there. it will be closed for most of the day as they fix it. so the south of market traffic
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today is not doing very well. i would recommend using bart instead of taking your car into the city. let's bring steve in here with the forecast. >> the bayshore looks like the raiders uniform last night. i didn't like them either. right. >> it's just a small thing. i was kidding obviously. but still. >> mike mibach wasn't. >> okay. >> well -- >> i wasn't. i also don't like cargo. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> his pinky is banged up. >> they will be fine. we have rain out there. some of it drizzles. some areas cloudy and really foggy. but it is moving through san francisco over to berkeley. it looks like towards he will sobrante. it will be tough to budge. not much of a breeze. maybe later when it picks up from the southeast. alameda, oakland, even back i'll show you in a second but
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over to richmond, berkeley, emryville. heading over to orinda highway 24. and stretching back over to half moon bay. look at that. on the peninsula coming over to skyline and 280. we're not done yet. the high and mid-level clouds are moving out. some sun breaks around. there is also a lot of cloud cover. 40s for a few, 50s for many. the next system drops in here early saturday and takes us through most of saturday. sunday appears to be the better day of the weekend. the moisture train keeps -- the locomotive keeps right going from the hawaiian islands. that will keep a lot of moisture in the mix here. it will be cooler as we head towards sunday and monday. another system on tap for tuesday. and then a very, very strong system by this time next week. it looks like the pattern is setting up to be a wet one with some breaks in between sunday and monday. there looks to be a lot of rain and snow over the next seven to
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ten days. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. a large earthquake hit the solomon islands. other island nations including hawaii were impacted by the quake after tsunami warnings were issued. but later canceled. there has been one big aftershock. there are report that's 3,000 people are impacted about i this earthquake. lawmakers in south korea voted to impeach their president. the president is accused of colluding with a long-time friend to ex torte money from companies and give that friend extraordinary power over government decisions without holding an elected office. the president apologized to the nation for what she called her negligence and lack of virtue. the prime minister is now in control. we're approaching the first shipping deadlines of the season. the key dates to make sure that the packages arrive in time for christmas.
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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>> the time is 8:49. a new development to bring you involving a former stanford university student whose sexual assault case happened two years ago. lea francis says the university offered her $60,000 to cover therapy expenses on the condition that she would withdraw a federal complaint she filed against stanford. the university spokeswoman says francis is misrepresenting her talks withstand ford. the sexual assault case came one year before the highly publicized brock turner case also at stanford. a san jose state university student has been arrested in connection with one of six recent sexual assaults on that campus. university police say the unnamed student was taken into custody after officers received a tip. they circulated these pictures yesterday. police think he may have committed other sexual assaults that haven't been reported yet. there have been at least six
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sexual assaults reported on campus since mid-october. three of the cases happened in the past week. all of the victims were students but police don't think just one person is responsible. >> you have no idea if somebody is going to come out of the shadows or even in the daylight. >> before it's not something that you had to worry about. i'm just going to class, you know. it's not an issue. now it feels like even if someone is walking too closely behind me, it's just like -- it's a weird feeling to always be on your guard. >> the university is increasing security. the solomons to install two dozen security cameras, hire additional security officers and improve lighting on campus. san jose city leaders are ready to take action in cleaning up freeway trash. the city council is considering an ordinance to would impose a fine on caltrans if the litter is not removed. the proposed ordinance is focused on 85 and 87 where the problem is especially bad. city council is expected to consider the measure at next
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week's meeting. there is a very important warning for amazon shoppers this morning. some well known retailers say things don't look shiny and bright for the new year. >> pam cook has the details in money business. >> good morning. marin county based restoration hardware beat earnings expectations but issued a disappointing forecast for the year ahead. the stock is down 15% right now on the day. since december of last year, it has gone from $40 a share to $32 a share. the parent company for sears and kmart also headed lower after news that more stores will close. the combined company had 4,000 stores in 2011. that number is down to 1500 stores. an important warning if you shop at amazon. there is a new scamming targeting your personal information. and it looks like it is legitimate. scammers have been sending e- mails to customers that appear to be from amazon.com stating that a recent order cannot be
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shipped. there's a click here link. inside the e-mail. it leads the customers to an authentic looking web page to confirm your name, address and credit card information on the account. after you enter that information though you click on a save and continue button and it takes the customer to amazon's actual website. again, it looks very legitimate. amazon says it is not the way to check if an e-mail is authentic. log on to your account at amazon.com and then check under your orders to make sure that it is legitimate from the company. you're running out of time to snag and send a christmas gift if you are ordering online. only 16 shopping days to buy that present for somebody special. the deadline to ship is one week away through the united states postal service. you can wait until the 20th for first class shipping. the 21st is the deadline for
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priority but the cost starts going up. for those who wait until the last minute, december 23rd is the last day to guarantee christmas delivery if you use priority express, ups and fedex deadlines are similar to those. delta airlines trying something new. free meals back in the economy class. just for a few more days. it has been testing free meals on long flights from jfk and lam. they have been trying out pancake breakfast sandwiches and wraps for the afternoon or evening flights. it is a growing trend to bring back perks as gas prices drop and profits increase. i have not see a come back of the free checked bag. only southwest has that. internationally most of the airlines give you a free checked bag. here domestic, $25. >> i hate shipping. retailers know we get it so
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often. when it's not offered, i wait and i don't buy. >> you wait for the free shipping. there's a lot of days when there is free shipping. a lot of people like to buy in the actual store and pop it in box and mail it off. the deadlines are important. >> keep them in mind. >> thank you, pam. santa came early for every player in the afc west. santa miller that is. denver broncos linebacker von miller gifted everyone in the afc west with a custom wine and a thank you note. the label of each bottle is an outline of miller's glasses and autograph. 200 bottles of the cabernet was shipped with a note that thanked players for playing against him and making the league great. in two minutes, how many babies it takes to play the role of baby jesus.
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>> a nativity scene in sacramento has a lot of people lining up to get a good luck. for the second year aa row the lds church is putting on a living nativity. guests are led through scenes leading up to the birth of jesus. organizers say they brought the event back after they saw huge crowds last year. >> it makes me feel great. it makes me feel like we are accomplishing the goal that we set forth. and that is to bring this gift of our savior's birth to our community. >> six babies are making their acting debut as the newborn christ during the four-day run. presentations happen nightly through this sunday. an amazing lightning storm hit sydney, australia. check out these shot that's we found on instagram. >> many images catch tour the storm's intensity and are going
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viral. the storm only lasted for about one hour before moving on. but some of the moments were caught on camera. impressive. a couple people named robin williams and tupac were spotted together. the two were arrested after officers found 100 pounds in their truck. they face drug possession charges. 20 bay area law enforcement officers are doing something to honor their fallen comraids. they want to honor the five officers in dallas killed in the line of duty this past summer. the bay officers have been training for months and will run the marathon in their police uniforms. >> this profession is evolving
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right now. and it symbolizes the pain that officers felt on their chosen days. >> officers from seven different bay area law enforcement agencies are taking part in the tribute in dallas this weekend. ash carter is to a visit in afghanistan. this will likely be his last trip to afghanistan. a new defense secretary will take over when president-elect trump takes office. carter met with military commanders and delivered a preholiday address to troops. john glenn has passed away after a battle with cancer. he was 95 years old. glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he become the first american astronaut to orbit the year. he spent 24 years in the u.s. senate as a democrat from ohio. his colleagues say glenn was one of the more respected lawmakers on capitol hill. >> he remembered where he came from. he was so proud to be able to do the work that he did. the people of the community are so proud of what he did for
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this nation. >> glenn made an unsuccessful bid for the white house in 1984. today at 9:00, bad news for san francisco drivers as a major intersection remains shut down. a young boy's fight for survival leads to a special meeting with steph curry. >> one day he came to me after watching steph and said i want to learn how to shoot baskets. comedian jay in the bay area and live on the 9. >> do you all understand -- you understand that we had one of the worst events happen in the history of the united states of america? do you realize that? i can't believe it. i just can't believe that the verizon man switched to sprint. i hope your friday is getting off to a better start than some driver who's have been stuck on wet roadways and traffic and it is cold outside. but the good news yes, we have

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